By (author) Andrew Choo

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 172mm x 246mm x 26mm | 721g
  • Publication date: 23 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199601151
  • ISBN 13: 9780199601158
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 284,026

Product description

Choo's Evidence provides students with a lucid account of the core principles of the law of civil and criminal evidence in England and Wales, thus equipping them with a sound understanding of why the law has developed in the way that it has. This clear and engaging text explores current debates and draws on different jurisdictions to achieve a fascinating mix of critical and thought-provoking analysis for students and practitioners of the law of evidence. Thorough consideration is given to all areas of contemporary concern, particularly the ongoing implications of the Human Rights At 1998 and the Criminal Justice Act 2003. Online Resource Centre Evidence is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which provides essential updates to the text and a helpful list of web links.

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Author information

Andrew Choo is Professor of English Law at Brunel University, London and a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.

Review quote

Choo's text provides a very accessible explanation of the law of evidence, alongside a wealth of further source material that can be followed by law students and academics alike with relative ease. Emma Smith, Northumbria University, The Law Teacher, 2012 It is admirable that, although Choo's text is shorter than some other notable texts in the area, detail is not sacrificed in order to facilitate the inclusion of more material. Choo does not shy away from introducing the reader to more complex concepts or debates such as Wigmore's approach to relevance and the hearsay debate and these are explained clearly and often to an impressive degree of complexity. Emma Smith, Northumbria University, The Law Teacher, 2012

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Burden and standard of proof ; 3. The course of evidence ; 4. Confessions ; 5. The right to silence and the privilege against self-incrimination ; 6. Identification evidence ; 7. Investigatory impropriety: violations of the ECHR and undercover police operations ; 8. Public interest immunity and related matters ; 9. Legal professional privilege ; 10. Character evidence ; 11. Hearsay evidence ; 12. Expert evidence ; 13. Witnesses ; 14. Proof without evidence